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What is Leiomyosarcoma?

What is Leiomyosarcoma?

  • Leiomyosarcoma: A rare soft tissue cancer that arises from smooth muscle cells which form the involuntary muscles. Smooth muscle cells can occur in the skin, uterus, stomach, intestine and blood vessel walls. The main location for these tumors is in the uterus, retroperitoneum, pelvis and large blood vessels such as the inferior vena cava. Symptoms depend on the size and location of the tumor.
  • Leiomyosarcoma: sarcoma of smooth muscle; occurs most often digestive tract or uterus or bladder or prostate.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Leiomyosarcoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Leiomyosarcoma, or a subtype of Leiomyosarcoma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Leiomyosarcoma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Leiomyosarcoma: Introduction

Types of Leiomyosarcoma:

Broader types of Leiomyosarcoma:

How serious is Leiomyosarcoma?

Prognosis of Leiomyosarcoma: recurrence and metastasis is possible; retroperitoneal tumors tend to be fatal

What causes Leiomyosarcoma?

Causes of Leiomyosarcoma: see causes of Leiomyosarcoma

What are the symptoms of Leiomyosarcoma?

Symptoms of Leiomyosarcoma: see symptoms of Leiomyosarcoma

Leiomyosarcoma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Leiomyosarcoma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Leiomyosarcoma.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Leiomyosarcoma: Oncologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Leiomyosarcoma.
Treatments for Leiomyosarcoma: see treatments for Leiomyosarcoma
Research for Leiomyosarcoma: see research for Leiomyosarcoma

Name of Leiomyosarcoma

Main name of condition: Leiomyosarcoma

Leiomyosarcoma: Related Conditions

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